M-51 Parka in Very Good Vintage Condition. The Material has that unmistakable high quality crisp-to-the-touch feel to it. This Parka has been relisted to clarify the size.
The tag clearly says large but measures out more like a medium. Bottom Seam to Tail = 42.5. Arm Pit to Arm Pit =27.0. Shoulder to Cuff =26.0.All 14 large brown liner buttons are on the inside of the parka look new. The 6 medal snap buttons on the outside, snap the coat together flawlessly.
The 2 metal pocket snaps on each pocket, snap the pockets up just right. The Wool in each pocket has that new crisp new-wool feel to it. The 2 large brown buttons on the sleeve tighten up nicely with the stiff stiff elastic material. The 2 large brown buttons on the shoulder and fabric strip look new.
The TALON zipper works perfectly. The material on the opposite side of the zipper assembly is crisp and snow-white. The 2 bottom draw strings for each leg are unfrayed and the coating on the string-ends is stiff. The middle inside draw string is also unfrayed the coating on the string ends is stiff.The draw string on the hood is also very nice but one of the small brown leather pieces is slightly discolored. The black printing on the hood is clear and legible. 2 of these groups of printing says the following. CHEST 40" to 43.9". PATTERN DATE: 1 MARCH 1951. The item "M51 Fishtail Parka Korean War dated May 21, 1951 in very good condition" is in sale since Wednesday, November 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items". The seller is "5yearsforcrazybear" and is located in Des Plaines, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.